Friday, September 5, 2014

Quick Column Quilts Blog TOUR


 
Hello!
We're excited to participate in
a blog tour
featuring Nancy Zieman's newest book -
Quick Column Quilts.
 
 
Make 12+ Bold and Beautiful Designs in
Half the Time
 
 
 
Who doesn't want to do that?
 
I chose to make the
Carefree Column Quilt.
 You take 6 fat quarters and
1 1/2 yards of fabric
and start cutting! 
Love that.
 
With this design it can be modern,
whimsical or traditional.
The design
highlights the fabric.
 
Another thing I like about this pattern
is that it would be easy to
add columns to customize the size.
 
 
The columns go together quickly.
Sometimes I like to be told
exactly where things go,
and
Nancy's diagrams did just that.
 
After I cut my pieces,
I noticed some were directional,
so I made my column quilt go horizontal
 so the whales and fish 
are swimming right side up.
 
 
This fun Beach fabric
is a 6 fat quarter pack. 
It's on sale,
see here.
It was perfect.
I paired it with Kona's Windsor Blue.
 
This quilt measures 45"x60".
A nice lap size, wall size or
mine is great for a toddler.

 
The quilting was done by Baywater Quilts.
Ingrid has been machine quilting for many years,
and does such a great job.
We went with a
splashing water vibe.
 
 
Just added some yummy flannel
on the back.

 
To see other quilts in the book,
check out the blog tour.
 

Date                  Link

09/04/14         Nancy Zieman
09/05/14         Quilt Taffy and Simple Simon & Co.
09/06/14         Diary of a Quilter  and Stitchin Jenny
09/07/14         A Woman a Day  and Craizee Corner                
09/08/14         Jina Barney DesignzLilac Lane Patterns, and Totally Stitchin’ 
09/09/14         Esch House Quilts and The Cottage Mama
09/10/14         Designs in Machine Embroidery and Pat Sloan
09/12/14         Happy Valley PrimitivesDoohikey Designs, and Quilt in a Day
09/13/14         Quilt Dad and Just Arting Around
09/14/14         Lazy Girl Designs and  Marie-Madeline Studio
09/15/14         Always Expect Moore  and Polka Dot Chair
09/16/14         Amy Lou Who Sews and Riley Blake Designs
09/17/14         Indygo Junction and Amy’s Creative Side


  We are giving away a copy of the book!
Giveaway is sponsored by F and W Media. 
 
To enter our drawing,
leave a comment about the beach!
 
Update:  Congrats to Janarama!
You are the winner!
 
Random drawing on Friday,
September 12th at 6pm MST.
 
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83 comments:

  1. The beach is our go to vacation spot each year. I grew up taking vacation trips every summer to the beach, so it's part of who I am. Love the sunrises over the ocean and the sunsets over the marsh in our state! Thanks for the chance.

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  2. I love the beach in winter. Besides being mostly deserted, it isn't too hot for me and I can enjoy walking along the ocean's edge for hours.

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  3. I use to live on Amelia Island, beautiful white sandy beaches. In the winter you could walk a mile without seeing another soul. Just beautiful. Now I live about 10 minutes off the island. I need to take a drive over to the beach. Mary
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  4. I love the beach. And I have a serious seashell addiction.

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  5. Living in the desert Southwest I really miss the beach…snorkeling, searching for seashells and that great salt air!!
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Here in central Or. all of our "beahes" are around the lakes and on river banks.... gets pretty rocky most times.

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  7. That looks great. It would be a perfect pattern for larger scale prints. We do Sunday beaches here during the summer. It will soon be over as the temperatures drop.

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  8. My home state of North Carolina has about 300 miles of beaches - so if you're a beach lover - come on down! Thanks.

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  9. I grew up on the beaches of Long Island, and when I got married, I told my husband that I always had to live within half an hour of the coastline. Made things a little tough when he was looking for a new job, but we landed in South Florida! And now my children can appreciate the peace and beauty of the ocean (at least when its not tourist season!)
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  10. Our last trip to the beach was very short and it rained. We'll have to do better next time!

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  11. Last July I made up my mind. I must live by the beach, so Im focusing on getting all my resources into that dream. I must open my bedroom window and see the sea! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. During graduate school, I lived 15 mnutes from the beach. Now I am landlocked again and I have to say I really miss it. Thanks for the chance! This looks like one of the books I need to add to my wish list.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Since i live near Los Angeles...the beach is always calling!

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  14. I am in the middle of Kansas, no beach around.

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  15. This is weird...I commented earlier this morning - probably around 9 - there were only 3 comments then and yet at almost 2 p.m. my comment is still not showing. So...I'm trying again.
    Fast is something I could use; I'm such a slow sewer! Cool water, hot sand, cold drink, blanket, large floppy hat is what I think about when it comes to the beach.

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  16. Love your quilt. We spent 2 weeks at the beach this summer with our kids and grandkids. What a great time!!

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  17. Who doesn't love the beach? I only live four hours from it and do not get there often enough!

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  18. The beach? My favourite place to be! This year I specialized in making sand cars for my two year old to sit in!

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  19. As a child I practically lived on the beaches around San Diego. Such wonderful memories. Whenever I smell the ocean it feels like home to me.

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  20. Hmmm well I am probably one of the few who do not like the beach.

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  21. I love finding sand dollars on the beach.

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  22. Love going to the beach!! Where I live, it means that we finally have our precious few days of summer!!

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  23. LOOOOVE your Beach Quilt!!! Have been to the ocean in NC twice,,,when visiting our Daughter...the Beach she takes us to is Beautiful!!

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  24. I am lucky enough to live at the beach- and I'm not really a beach person. But I do enjoy the scenery.

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  25. Oh beach how I will miss you as Winter starts to make its way into Canada...erin2470@hotmail.com

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  26. Living in Florida I have access to several beaches. Best time to be at a beach is in winter.

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  27. Love the Pensacola Beach and the fact that in the winter there aren't too many tourists around. Love the beach without a crowd.

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  28. I've been to the beach ONCE in my life....that was about 3 years or so ago when I actually won a trip to a Florida beach given away on a blog! That was SO FUN!

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  29. I haven't been to the beach in years but dream of someday going back. We like camping and hiking in the mountains.

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  30. I love the beach ... went for my honeymoon and now it's a yearly tradition

    Lisa R (lmrdesigns11@aol.com)

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  31. There are no ocean beaches and very few lake beaches in North Dakota so I treasure every time we get to go to one in another area. kthurn@bektel.com

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  32. Years of military life and all terrains told me I needed to be close to a beach, so I've lived within 12 miles for the last 20 some years. I do hate heavy traffic, but once my feet are on the boards or the sands I don't mind tourists either- such fun to watch the show! Your rendition of the quilt is wonderful, I want to make one! I've got some boy fabrics to use on this pattern.

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  33. Cool fabric choice, the beach and I have a love hate relationship. I love to look at the water and sit in the sand but I hate the seaweed and the gritty way I feel afterward.

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  34. I grew up by Lake Superior-- it's a COLD beach!

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  35. I was at the beach this morning, I swim all year around. The waves were big and challenging, but I love, love, love the sensation of being in the water.

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  36. Love all things beachy. Your quilts are so fun!

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  37. Haven't been to the beach in quite a while - must remedy that next summer. This looks like a fun book that I'd like to add to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. I live in MN- the land of 10,000 lakes and many beaches....:)
    hatlevig@integra.net

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  39. I love the beach especially at dawn!

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  40. I'm not a big fan of swimming beaches...too hot to suit me. But the rocky beaches with tide pools and crabs...now that is fun!

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  41. So excited to be the winner of the DS charm pack! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Than oh stop!...:)

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  42. I love the beach either ocean of the Big Lakes and I live on a lake. I particularly love tide pools, so fun to play in.

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  43. I love the beach for many reasons; the monopolizing rhythm of the waves, the breeze against my body, the expansive views and the reminder of good times.

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  44. I love the beach because it reminds me of my childhood.

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  45. I live beside the sea on Vancouver Island - love the sea and the ever changing colours it shows. Below my garden there is a beach that my granddaughter loves - when the tide goes out it leaves a lagoon full of sea creatures that she loves to examine. She is an animal lover and takes great care - we have purple sea stars - that I once called starfish until she corrected me. We also have crabs of all sizes and tiny little fish. Blue herons nest in this area and so do bald eagles. I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful place and am grateful everyday.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  46. I love the beach - I love taking my kids there - but we don't live close to one so it isn't very often we get to go!!

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  47. I live at the beach....what could be better!!!!

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  48. I love to go the beach to rejuvenate my soul! My husband and I have gone the past 4 years to the Oregon coast during winter. We just sit and watch the waves, and I feel at peace. I would love to live there, but until then, I look forward to going as much as I can.

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  49. Not close enough to the water to have a real beach here, but this summer the municipality trucked in loads of sand to make a fake beach! People had lots of fun!

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  50. Have some great memories from the beaches of Cancun. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  51. Just got back from a beach trip, wanting to make a sea glass themed quilt. Love this book.

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  52. I had so much fun at the beach this summer with my kids and friends.

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  53. I have not been to the ocean for awhile, but the lake we visited this summer has a nice beach .

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  54. I think that I'd rather be at the beach anytime.

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  55. The best part of the beach for me is early in the morning at sunrise, the cool salt air, and the sound of the waves. Magical.

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  56. Living in California the beach is always our getaway spot! Our favorite place is Coronado Island in San Diego!

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  57. I really enjoy the beach in the fall when it is cooler and I can really enjoy looking at the ocean.

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  58. Waves crashing on the beach soothes my soul. I can't go a summer without making a trek to the Jersey shore.

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  59. We currently live right by the beach - my husband is statitioned at a base right on the water. I love just looking out over the water, the colors are so beautiful. It's definitely a constant source of inspiration for crochet & sewing. I love what you did with the beach themed fabric!

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  60. Holy cow, this is super gorgeous. I love that the sample you made is completely different in color than the book and WOW its amazing!

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  61. I love you quilt, I can see taking it to the beach. I have not been to the beach since I left Louisiana in 2001, but I miss it. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  62. Fabulous quilt!
    I love the beach but I haven't managed a trip yet this year!

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  63. I love the beach but need to spend more time there before summer is done with. By the look of it we don't have that much time left!
    emily@reznechek.com

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  64. I love combing the beach for beach glass and itty bitty shells :) This book looks like lots of fun!

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  65. I love going to the beach and just sitting on the sand and watching the waves roll in. It is so peaceful.

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  66. When I was a child, my father would take me to the family cabin at Rainy. Lake, in Minnesota. I loved those vacations more than anything. I remember sometimes playing alone at the water's edge, sifting through all the rocks, pretending to have a laundromat at the beach. Sometimes there were other kids, and we would catch minnows and then let them go. I have always loved the beach, and always loved rocks too.

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  67. The last beach I was at was in St.Thomas. It was just beautiful! So is your quilt :) homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. The beach is my favorite vacation spot. I love sunshine and listening to the waves splash onto the shore.

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  69. I LOVE your column quilt! I wish we could go to the beach more often!

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  70. The navy is a perfect pairing to your "beachy" prints!

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  71. OH, the beach! As a native Idahoan, I loved finding a sandy beach along our many rivers. As a 30+ year resident of Wyoming, the beach is just a memory....

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  72. My most favorite time to be at the beach is from the late afternoon into the early evening so I can watch the sun dip down below the horizon. The colors are so beautiful at that time. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  73. I've just come back from a holiday by the sea. The beaches we visited were mostly pebbly so I came back with a few pebbles and shells. The patterns in the book look great, very fresh and modern.

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  74. I like sandy beaches best for walking and there is always something special to tuck in your pocket for a memory like the stones in my picture.

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  75. This is the warmest summer we've had in years - great beach weather.

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  76. It's been a long time since I've been to the beach, but I remember the tide pools from when I was young.

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  77. When it is 100+ degrees in the valley, it is sooooo cool at the coast. Who would not love the beach on those summer days?

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  78. The last time I was as the beach was the end of Nov. 2012 in Del Mar California at my brother's destination wedding. I fell in love with Del Mar, the wide beach, and the Pacific Ocean. All I can think about is going back.

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  79. My favorite beach is in Maine, where bits of minerals float sparkling in the water. sarah@forrussia.org

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  80. We haven't been to the beach in many years, but enjoyed walking along and picking up seashells which are still floating around in the house somewhere.

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  81. I grew up next to the Pacific Ocean, but I've moved inland. I really miss the ocean and need to get my fix at least once a year. Lakes are nice, but they are not the ocean.

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  82. Loved living near Monterey Bay, CA. Beach was beautiful, aquarium was fun and interesting and dogs are allowed on the beach.

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  83. Just realized that I haven't been around much water this summer. We have property near a lake but it's been rainy every time we've been to the mountain so we haven't been on the shore. Planning a quick trip to San Diego later this year, hope to get to a beach and wiggle my toes in the ocean. Thanks.

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